It's easy to forget how old a classic car like Babette the 2CV is when struggling to reach the top of a hill in second gear.
So to put it all in perspective here's a small list of some key things which happened during her lifetime:
- 1964 - Abolition of the Death Penalty in the UK
- 1966 - The first episode of Star Trek airs
- 1967 - Rolling Stone publishes its first magazine issue
- 1969 - American Neil Armstrong has become the first man to walk on the Moon
- 1970 - The World Trade Centre was completed
- 1972 - Nike running shoes hit the market
- 1980 - John Lennon assassination in NY
- 1982 - Michael Jackson's "Thriller" sells 20 million albums, becomes the largest selling record ever
- 1989 - Fall of the Berlin Wall
- 1990 - Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years
Quite a list!